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Network Radio BBC Week 35: 28 August-3 September

BBC RADIO 1 Saturday 28 August 2010
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READING AND LEEDS 2010
Huw Stephens – Live From Reading Festival

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens comes live from one the UK's leading summer festivals – Reading And Leeds 2010. Based at the Reading site, Huw brings listeners all the best bits, interviews, gossip and news from the second day of the festival, including a chat with Arcade Fire.

Reading And Leeds 2010 is part of BBC Radio 1's live music and events programme for 2010, featuring a summer of UK-based events, including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Creamfields, Rockness, Download and the Edinburgh Festival.

The BBC has coverage of Reading And Leeds 2010 across television, radio and online, throughout the weekend.

Presenter/Huw Stephens

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BBC Radio 1 At Creamfields Festival 2010

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1

As part of BBC Radio 1's coverage of live summer events, listeners can enjoy legendary dance music festival Creamfields.

BBC Radio 1 broadcasts live and direct from Creamfields, with Vernon Kay bringing all the news and backstage gossip from the event. Vernon is joined by BBC Radio 1's very own In New DJs We Trust – Jaymo and Andy George, who report back all the goings on from around the festival's fields.

Producer/Rachel Mallender

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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Saturday 28 August 2010
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1XTRA AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2010
Ten Hour Takeover

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 August
9.00am-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

The August Bank Holiday weekend means only one thing on BBC Radio 1Xtra – the return of the annual Notting Hill Carnival. This year, the station is bringing the Carnival vibe direct to listeners in a packed weekend, full of exciting live coverage and highlights from Notting Hill.

Kicking off the coverage and counting down to the Bank Holiday Carnival extravaganza is the Ten Hour Takeover. Presented by Sarah Jane Crawford, Twin B, Ronnie Herel and Ace And Vis, the show is packed with listener requests for carnival anthems.

BBC Radio 1Xtra "trouble makers" Ace And Vis lead the coverage, taking listeners around the famous carnival route on both Sunday 29 August (4-7pm) and Bank Holiday Monday 30 August (4-7pm). They meet the many faces of carnival – from special guest artists to those behind the scenes and everyone in between, bringing the ultimate party atmosphere into listeners' homes.

Other highlights include reliving the Sound Systems of Carnival. Mistajam's and DJ Target's shows feature all the highlights from several Sound Systems across Carnival weekend from Bank Holiday Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September (7-10pm).

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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 28 August 2010
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Patrick Kielty

Saturday 28 August
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Brit award-winners and cheeky boy band McFly join Patrick Kielty on this week's show as his special guests. With a name inspired by the character of Marty McFly in the Back To The Future movie trilogy, the McFly foursome first made a splash in the pop world over six years ago. Since then, they've had numerous hit singles to their name and reached No. 1 seven times.

Also on this week's show, another band take the brave step into Patrick's Last Chance Saloon and one family go head-to-head in Fight For The Right.

Presenter/Patrick Kielty, Producer/Charlotte Worth for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEE GEES BANK HOLIDAY
Saturday Night Fever

Saturday 28 August
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Bee Gee Robin Gibb
Bee Gee Robin Gibb

As part of BBC Radio 2's Bee Gees Bank Holiday, tonight's Saturday Night Fever offers listeners another chance to hear Robin Gibb perform the Bee Gees' classic disco album with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Recorded for the BBC Electric Proms in October 2008, the special concert marked 30 years since the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack first topped the UK charts.

Robin Gibb performs alongside guest artists, including Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gateley and Gabriella Cilmi, at London's Roundhouse in a show directed by Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley and accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The hits featured include the likes of Bee Gees favourites Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talkin' and More Than A Woman.

Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 28 August 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 57 – Minnesota Orchestra And Osmo Vanska

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 August
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3 (Copy update 18 August)

Penny Gore introduces the second BBC Proms concert of the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska, who perform Berg's last completed work alongside Beethoven's final symphony.

Violinist Gil Shaham performs Berg's violin concerto: a heartfelt tribute to a dead friend and dedicated "to the memory of an angel".

For the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth – a work championing the brotherhood of humanity – the orchestra is joined by international soloists and the BBC Symphony Chorus. In a special Twenty Minutes during the interval, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, playwright Peter Oswald and poet David Constantine join Rana Mitter to discuss Friedrich Schiller's Ode To Joy, famously set to music by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony.

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/Brian Jackson

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 28 August 2010
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Archive On 4 – Meeting Myself Coming Back Ep 3/3

Saturday 28 August
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Janet Street-Porter relives key moments in her life and career through the BBC sound archives, in conversation with John Wilson.

Janet's career has been bound up with media from her earliest days writing for newspapers and then as a young presenter on LBC Radio.

Her distinctive voice and looks have been parodied over the decades and she has often been vilified in the press for taking television downmarket. Her attempt to launch Live TV ended with her resignation after only a few months. However, she has always bounced back in another guise, as a newspaper editor, a TV personality and a rambler.

In this programme, Janet re-examines her past life and meets her younger self, analysing how she's changed and developed over the decades.

Presenter/John Wilson, Producer/Emma Kingsley for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 28 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 August
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the latest sports news and live action. From 12.45pm, there is Premier League commentary of Blackburn versus Arsenal, live from Ewood Park, plus updates from the qualifying session of the Belgian Grand Prix, live from Spa-Francorchamps, from 1pm.

From 2.30pm, there is commentary of the Rugby League Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves, live from Wembley Stadium. There are also updates from the third day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's, reports from the penultimate day of golf's Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and racing from Goodwood.

There are also football updates from all the day's 3pm kick-offs, including Chelsea versus Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur versus Wigan Athletic and Wolves versus Newcastle United in the Premier League.

At 5pm, Mark presents the hour-long Sports Report, with reports and reaction from all the day's big games, the classified results read by the legendary James Alexander Gordon and updates from the Premier League's late kick-off, Manchester United versus West Ham United (kick-off 5.30pm).

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mark Williams

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606

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive programme
Saturday 28 August
6.06-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage joins Mark Chapman, direct from the pitch, following Derby's match with Coventry, to present the nation's most popular football phone-in, 606.

Mark and Robbie take calls on the day's big talking points from the day's Premier League, Championship and Football League matches, plus reading out the best tweets, texts and Facebook comments.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage, Producer/Jo Tongue for Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 28 August 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 August
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the third day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan comes live from Lord's.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 28 August 2010
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BBC 6 MUSIC'S DO IT YOURSELF WEEKEND
The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show

Saturday 28 August
7.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music hands over the station to listeners across August Bank Holiday Weekend with its very own Do It Yourself Weekend, giving listeners a chance to be a DJ and choose the playlist from the comfort of their own home.

From individual shows to a 12-hour Bank Holiday Monday takeover, the challenge is on for 6 Music listeners to think about what they'd like to hear and where it might fit.

Craig Charles opens his Trunk Of Funk to the listeners to choose their favourite funk and soul tracks throughout the show.

Craig is also joined by the The Holland Brothers for an Invectus Records Special.

The Holland Brothers were the duo who, along with Lamont Dozier, wrote the majority of the hits for Motown and Invictus. Craig chats to them about their time at Invictus, the less well-known of the two labels.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Hermeet Chadha for Demus

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Dave Pearce Dance Anthems

Saturday 28 August
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Dave Pearce presents classic dance anthems from the last 30 years, alongside future floor-fillers. This week, there's new music from Underworld and Duck Sauce, an Ibiza flashback to 2003 and unsigned music from a bedroom producer.

In the last half hour of the show, Dave presents a guest mix from producer and DJ Michael Woods. The man behind tracks from Warrior and Out Of Office, Michael is one of the UK's most in-demand producers. His guest mix includes new music from Mark Knight, Funkagenda and Michael himself.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else

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BBC Introducing With Tom Robinson

Saturday 28 August
1.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Ian M Hale is Tom's Introducing guest tonight. The Buckley-esque singer-songwriter recently recorded some exclusive session tracks for the show. As a reward, Tom Robinson is making him take the Introducing Inquisition. There is also a chance to hear musical tips from Bethan Elfyn and DJ Target.

Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Tom Whalley

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BBC RADIO 1 Sunday 29 August 2010
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READING AND LEEDS 2010
Huw Stephens – Live From Reading Festival

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens comes live from one the UK's leading summer festivals, Reading And Leeds 2010. Based at the Reading site, Huw brings all the best bits, interviews, gossip and news from the final day of the festival, including an exclusive performance from The Drums.

Reading And Leeds Festival is part of BBC Radio 1's live music and events programme for 2010, featuring a summer of UK-based events including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Creamfields, Rockness, Download and the Edinburgh Festival.

The BBC has coverage of Reading and Leeds across television, radio and online, throughout the weekend.

Presenter/Huw Stephens

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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Sunday 29 August 2010
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1XTRA AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
Ace And Vis

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 and Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Ace and Vis capture the flavour of the Notting Hill Carnival
Ace and Vis capture the flavour of the Notting Hill Carnival

The August Bank Holiday weekend means only one thing on BBC Radio 1Xtra – the return of the annual Notting Hill Carnival. This year, the station brings the carnival vibe direct to listeners in a bumper packed weekend, full of exciting live coverage and highlights from Notting Hill.

Radio 1Xtra's "troublemakers", Ace and Vis, lead the coverage, taking listeners around the famous carnival route today and tomorrow (4-7pm). They meet the many faces of carnival – from special guest artists to those behind the scenes and everyone in between, bringing the ultimate party atmosphere into listeners' homes.

Presenters/Ace and Vis

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 29 August 2010
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Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 29 August
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

John McCarthy sits in for Aled Jones this week, saying Good Morning Sunday to singer and BBC 6 Music presenter Cerys Matthews, he finds out about the inspiration behind the Welsh songstress's new album.

The programme's faith guest this week is Maggi Dawn, who reviews this year's Greenbelt Festival and also provides the Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/John McCarthy, Producer/Hilary Robinson for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 29 August
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy introduces a selection of hymns and reflections for the Bank Holiday weekend celebrating leisure time and the balance between work and relaxation.

Music comes from this week's featured choir, the Glasgow Chamber Choir, directed by Michael Bawtree. Hymns include Summer Suns Are Glowing, O Jesus I Have Promised and There's A Wideness In God's Mercy.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 29 August 2010
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Private Passions – Hisham Matar

Sunday 29 August
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Novelist Hisham Matar shares his musical Private Passions
Novelist Hisham Matar shares his musical Private Passions

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is novelist Hisham Matar, who was born in New York to an affluent Libyan family. They moved back to Tripoli when he was three, but six years later his father was accused by the revolutionary government of being a reactionary, and the family was forced to flee to Egypt. While he was studying architecture in London, his father was kidnapped from his home in Cairo and delivered to the Libyan secret service. The last the family heard of him was in 1995, and they have no idea whether he is still alive, held as a political prisoner, or dead.

Hisham Matar's first novel, In The Country Of Men, was published in 2006, and nominated for that year's Booker Prize. It is a moving account of the political world of male violence under a brutal dictatorship, mirrored in the domestic sphere where women are the chattels of men.

The author has chosen a wide range of music for his Private Passions selection, in which various types of Arabic music are interwoven with Chopin's Revolutionary Study Op 10 No. 12; Sibelius's Violin Concerto played by Jascha Heifetz; a Ligeti piano piece from Musica ricercata; Schubert's song Nacht und traume; and Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released, sung by Jeff Buckley.

Presenter/Michael Berkeley

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Choral Evensong – Live From Edington Priory

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 August
4.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Edington is a small village on the edge of Salisbury Plain boasting a magnificent 14th-century priory church. It is here that singers from many of the great cathedral and collegiate choirs in the country come together in the last week of August to take part in a festival of music within the Liturgy.

The festival's theme this year is the Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross and three groups of singers take part in this broadcast: a consort of mixed voices directed by Jeremy Summerly; a nave choir of men and boys directed by Matthew Martin; and the Schola Cantorum, a group singing plainsong directed by Andrew Carwood.

The canticles are by Thomas Tallis, the anthem is by John Sheppard and the newly commissioned introit (to words from the medieval hymn Stabat mater) is from young composer and conductor Graham Ross, recently appointed director of chapel music at Clare College, Cambridge.

Producer/Philip Billson

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 58 – Czech Philharmonic

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 August
6.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in tonight's Prom, who begin with Dvořák's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and end with his radiant Eighth Symphony. In between, Martinů's Sixth Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and dance rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; returning to Janáček, whose gentle Ballad Of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Clive Portbury

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 29 August 2010
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The Reunion Ep 2/5

Sunday 29 August
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Sue MacGregor travels to New Orleans to bring together five Hurricane Katrina survivors, five years after the storm hit, in this special edition of The Reunion.

One of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of America, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on 29 August 2005. Rupturing the levees around the city, it submerged 80 per cent of New Orleans in water.

Thousands of people were unable to evacuate or chose not to leave their homes. Some of the streets sat in up to 10ft of stagnant water, driving residents into their attics, scrabbling for higher ground in a city which sits below sea level.

Many took refuge inside the city's Superdome but, without adequate supplies or sanitation, conditions inside the overheated, overcrowded stadium became increasingly intolerable. Law and order across the city was breaking down, with stories of rape, violence and widespread looting rapidly circulating.

Sue is joined around the table by the leader of Joint Task Force Katrina, General Honore; the manager of the Superdome, Doug Thornton; photojournalist Ted Jackson; Pastor Willie Walker; and Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc, author of Not Just The Levees Broke – My Life Before And After Katrina.

Presenter/Sue MacGregor, Producer/Sarah Cuddon for Whistledown Productions

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Last Of The Last Of The Summer Wine

Sunday 29 August
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Peter Sallis as popular character Clegg
Peter Sallis as popular character Clegg

As Last Of The Summer Wine draws to a close, broadcaster and poet Ian McMillan pays tribute to television's longest-running situation comedy.

In its heyday, the adventures of senior citizens Compo, Foggy and Clegg drew audiences of 19 million. But the next series will be the last.

The lyrical adventures of three bungling, elderly oddballs have charmed viewers of all generations for over a third of a century, and this programme charts the show's unbelievable success.

The show was pioneering in many ways, including the decision to have a double-length Christmas special – which ultimately set a trend for other programmes.

Featuring exclusive interviews with major cast members and archive of the late Bill Owen and Kathy Staff – who turned the character of battleaxe Nora Batty into a treasured national icon – the programme delves behind the scenes with writer Roy Clarke and producer/director Alan JW Bell, who offer fascinating insights into the show's journey from script to screen.

The production crew reveal memorable moments, and McMillan calls to mind his own favourite memories including some of the numerous guest stars to feature over the years, such as Norman Wisdom, George Chakiris and John Cleese.

The programme explores why the series has survived for so long, surprising both critics and audiences.

Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producer/Ian Bent

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Norn But Not Forgotten – Sounds Of Shetland

Sunday 29 August
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Kathleen Jamie explores the legacy of the Norn language among Shetland's poets.

The dialect of the Shetland Islands is studded with words left over from the now-extinct Norn language and Kathleen discovers its appeal for poets who live in the rugged landscape.

The dialect of the Shetland Islands is one of the most distinctive spoken within the British Isles: heavily accented, and littered with words from Norn, which was spoken on the islands until the late 18th century. Even now, Shetlanders will often use Norn words when describing the natural world, places, the seasons of the year, food, tools, colours, moods or states of agitation or excitement.

Kathleen visits Shetland to meet up with poets who revel in the language; both those born on the island and those who have moved there.

Kathleen meets acclaimed Shetland language poet Christine De Luca, who was raised on the island and who has made the opposite journey, leaving the rugged landscape of the island to live and work on the mainland.

Rich with the sounds – and not just the language – of the islands, the programme explores how this dense linguistic community has managed to excite and engage some of Britain's leading poets.

Presenter/Kathleen Jamie, Producer/Mark Rickards for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 29 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 August
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents a special Formula 1-themed Sunday Roast ahead of this afternoon's Belgian Grand Prix, with the legendary Murray Walker and a live audience.

There is also all the latest sports news and reaction, plus updates of Motherwell versus Celtic in the Scottish Premier League from 12noon.

At 1pm there's commentary of the Belgian Grand Prix live from Spa-Francorchamps with David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holy Samos. There are also reports from the final day of golf's Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

From 3pm there's live Premier League football as Sunderland take on Manchester City at the Stadium of Light, followed by second-half commentary of Aston Villa versus Everton at Villa Park at 5pm.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Francesca Bent

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 29 August 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 August
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Test Match Special team provide uninterrupted commentary of the fourth day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan, live from Lord's.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 August
7.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Major League baseball season continues with live commentary of the Chicago White Sox versus New York Yankees in an American League match-up.

Hosts Jonny Gould and Josh Chetwynd also round up all the latest baseball news for listeners.

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Producer/Simon Crosse for USP Content

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 29 August 2010
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The First Time With Ian Brown

Sunday 29 August
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Matt Everitt continues his First Time series by speaking to Ian Brown – a man whose swagger set Liam Gallagher on his way, whose haircut launched a thousand bands and whose band, the Stone Roses, recorded arguably one of the greatest debut albums of all time.

As well as the songs that defined his life, Ian discusses the making of that first record, the break-up of the band that made it and the breakdown of the relationship with his childhood friend and musical ally John Squire. Ian also shares his memories of serving a four-month sentence in Strangeways for air rage, and his artistic rebirth as a successful solo artist.

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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The Huey Show

Sunday 29 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan hooks up with multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Cee-Lo Green as he prepares to release his fourth solo studio album, provisionally titled Cee-Lo Green Is The Lady Killer.

Huey's been a fan of Cee-Lo's music since his early days in hip-hop group Goodie Mob. Since then Cee-Lo has released a number of solo albums and is also one half of Gnarls Barkley. Huey talks with Cee-Lo about his roots in Atlanta, Georgia; about his musical beginnings in Goodie Mob; his solo work, which spawned collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights The Neptunes, Timbaland and DJ Premier and saw him flex his soul-singing vocal muscle; and about how he hooked up with Danger Mouse for their Gnarls Barkley collaboration.

Also on the show, Huey's old New York pal Mark Ronson continues his stint as Sharing Is Caring professor, dropping science from his huge personal record collection. Huey has another New York Minute with DJ Uncle Mike, dialling into the Big Apple to reminisce about a classic NY night club; and he puts the needle on the record for a listener in Vinyl Fetish.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Becky Maxted

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Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

Sunday 29 August
4.00-6.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Jarvis Cocker and Grayson Perry talk culture across the classes on this week's Sunday Service as Jarvis investigates whether art is for the "great unwashed".

At his first solo exhibition for a national institution, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry stood in a corner waiting for someone to tap him on the shoulder and tell him to leave. The idea that culture wasn't for "the likes of him" was somehow bequeathed to him by his working-class family.

Jarvis and Grayson discuss whether art is for everyone; whether, from the tower blocks to the estate, the "great unwashed" exclude themselves from the arts by taking pride in knowing their place somehow. This and other cultural issues are tackled in this week's Sunday Service.

Presenter/Jarvis Cocker, Producer/Alicia Brown

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BBC 6 MUSIC'S DO IT YOURSELF WEEKEND
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone

Sunday 29 August
6.00-8.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone is next inline for the DIY treatment. This is the chance for fans of the weird, wonderful and all that's in-between to showcase their eclectic music tastes.

BBC 6 Music hands over the station to listeners across August Bank Holiday with its very own Do It Yourself Weekend, giving listeners a chance to be a DJ and choose the playlist from the comfort of their own home.

From individual shows to a 12-hour Bank Holiday Monday takeover, the challenge is on for 6 Music listeners to think about what they'd like to hear and where it might fit.

Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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6 Mix

Sunday 29 August
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In a special 6 Mix, Dave Pearce meets Andy Cato and Tom Findlay from Groove Armada to talk about their life in dance music. One of the biggest dance acts in the UK, Groove Armada recently packed out the John Peel stage at Glastonbury and are currently preparing to release a new single, History, featuring Will Young on vocals.

The duo, who have had massive hits over the last decade with Superstyling, I See You Baby and At The River, tell Dave about how they met and their musical journey, which has taken them from Ibiza to the US and back to the UK. They also talk about curating their own festival, Lovebox, and releasing their Eighties-inspired new album Black Light. Tom and Andy also play the tracks which inspired them to make dance music, including tunes by Roxy Music, Adonis, A Guy Called Gerald and Daft Punk.

In the final 30 minutes of the programme there's a rare chance to hear an extract from their 2004 Essential Mix, first broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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The Complete Mercurys – Wild Beasts

Sunday 29 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Wild Beasts present tracks from their Mercury nominated album, Two Dancers. Originally from Kendal, the band are Tom Flemming, Benny Little, Chris Talbot and Hayden Thorpe. This is their second album and was co-produced by Richard Formby. Released in August 2009, it contains the singles Hooting And Howling and All The King's Men.

Presenter/Wild Beasts, Producer/Julie Cullen

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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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1XTRA AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
Ace And Vis

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 and Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

BBC Radio 1Xtra's "troublemakers" Ace and Vis continue the network's coverage of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, taking listeners around the famous carnival route. They meet the many faces of Carnival – from special guest artists to those behind the scenes and everyone in between, bringing the ultimate party atmosphere into listeners' homes.

During the week from today to Friday 3 September (7-10pm), Mistajam and DJ Target's shows feature all the highlights from the Sound Systems of Carnival weekend.

Presenters/Ace and Vis

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BBC RADIO 2 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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UK's Million Sellers With Ken Bruce

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce gets BBC Radio 2's countdown of the UK's Top 100 Million Selling Singles under way. It's a chart based entirely on million-plus sales from the past six decades, incorporating vinyl, CD, cassette and downloads.

Compiled by The Official Charts Company, especially for Radio 2, the Top 100 is based on sales data from November 1952 to 7 August 2010. Listeners can expect more than a few surprises along the way – and some slightly unseasonable Christmas tunes!

Across the day all will be revealed: which song features not just twice, but three times; which song has rung up the greatest number of entries; and whether the Gibb brothers feature in the chart as Radio 2 celebrates its Bee Gees Bank Holiday.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Phil Swern for the BBC

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UK's Million Sellers With Tony Blackburn

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
1.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tony Blackburn returns to BBC Radio 2 this Bank Holiday Monday to continue Radio 2's countdown of the UK's Top 100 Million Selling Singles.

No doubt there will be more than a few surprises along the way, before Tony reveals the all important No. 1.

Presenter/Tony Blackburn, Producer/Phil Swern

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEE GEES BANK HOLIDAY
The Bee Gees Ep 1/2

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

As part of BBC Radio 2's special Bee Gees Bank Holiday celebrating the music of this iconic band, Johnnie Walker speaks to Bee Gees Robin and Barry Gibb about their glittering career. Together with their brother Maurice, Barry and Robin enjoyed a career spanning a remarkable five decades, including five Grammy awards, eight platinum albums and inductions into both the Rock 'n' Roll and the Songwriters Halls of Fame.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Julie Newman for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEE GEES BANK HOLIDAY
The Record Producers – Bee Gees Ep 2/2

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In a special two-part Record Producers special for the bank holiday, Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of the Gibb brothers.

This second programme begins with the aftermath of the multi-platinum album Saturday Night Fever as the band embarked on the recording of Spirits Having Flown. It highlights their success during the Eighties with some of the most successful female vocalists in the world and brings their story into the 21st century with their album This Is Where I Came In.

Contributors include Robin Gibb and fellow producer and confidant John Merchant, while Richard and Steve take a more detailed look at the Bee Gees songs Tragedy and This Is Where I Came In.

Presenters/Richard Allinson and Steve Levine, Producers/Steve Levine and Neil Myners for Magnum Opus

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BBC RADIO 3 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 59 – Children's Prom

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom. Helping them on their journey are members of the National Children's Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Chamber Orchestra, some of the most talented young musicians in the UK. Adding to the fun onstage are capoeira dancers, with a few additional surprises along the way.

The interval sees a special of Twenty Minutes in which a first-time prommer threads his way through a collection of memories from performers and broadcasters, front-of-house staff and ordinary music lovers of what it was like for them on that unique first occasion.

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 60 – Family Prom: BBC Concert Orchestra/Lockhart

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3
Katie Derham presents this Family Prom
Katie Derham presents this Family Prom

Katie Derham welcomes the BBC Concert Orchestra's new principal conductor Keith Lockhart, who is making his BBC Proms debut. As well as bringing some American dazzle to London's Royal Albert Hall, he is also conducting some English classics. Works in the programme include Symphonic Dances from Bernstein's West Side Story and John Williams's Flight To Neverland from the movie Hook. Also included is the world première of a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

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BBC RADIO 4 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Book Of The Week –
Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Diarist Chris Mullin
Diarist Chris Mullin

The second volume of Chris Mullin's Decline And Fall diaries reflect irreverently and humorously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, dismissed from government, Mullin contemplates a future at the lower foothills of political life.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, A View From The Foothills. He also wrote the thriller A Very British Coup, with the television version winning Bafta and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments: Environment, Transport and Regions; International Development; and the Foreign Office.

The book is abridged by Penny Leicester.

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Woman's Hour Drama – Dusty Answer Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel, Dusty Answer, records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother.

Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family, whose children – cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin – drift in and out of her life.

The narrator for this five-part series is Julia Hills. Rosina Carbone plays Judith, Jack Farthing is Charlie, Oliver Gomm is Martin, Tom Ferguson is Julian, Stephen Tomlin is the gardener, Jack Farthing is Tony, Melissa Jane Sinden plays both Mamma and Martin's mother, Annabel Scholey is Jennifer and Jemima Foxtrot plays Geraldine.

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Scientists Go To Hollywood

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Adam Rutherford talks to the scientists who have left the laboratory for the glamour of the film set.

A growing number of scientists appear to be taking time out of their day job to advise Hollywood directors and producers on the portrayal of science and scientists in films and television series.

Dr Seth Shostak is an astronomer whose job involves searching for alien life, so it is no surprise that his talents have been used on several Hollywood blockbusters, including most recently The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves as an alien and John Cleese as a scientist. Adam asks how someone can accurately portray an alien when no one has seen one.

The US National Academy of Science has set up a programme specifically designed to help their scientists work with the entertainment industry to improve and foster a positive image of science on screen. Adam visits the set of a television show that features a town full of scientists and talks to the real-life researchers who are advising them, as well as the producer of one of this year's biggest Hollywood blockbusters about his ambition to keep the science fact in science fiction as accurate as possible.

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Humph Celebration Concert

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule addition 18 August)

Humphrey Lyttelton's son Stephen introduces an evening in celebration of his father, the acclaimed jazz musician, band leader and much-loved host of BBC Radio 4's perennial antidote to panel games I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

An all-star cast of friends and admirers drawn from the worlds of music and comedy includes: Wally Fawkes, Stacey Kent, Tim Brooke-Talyor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy, Rob Brydon, Jack Dee, Elkie Brooks, Jools Holland, Charlie Watts and the Humphrey Lyttelton Band.

Producer/Jon Naismith

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Document Ep 3/3

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Mike Thomson investigates how Whitehall undermined democracy in British Guiana.

In the last of the current series, Mike Thomson investigates how Britain covertly manipulated the democratic process in its South American colony, then known as British Guiana, in the run-up to its independence in 1966. Mike discovers new documents showing that a conference held to determine the country's future was deliberately scuppered.

On the face of it, the conference, held in London in October 1963, was designed to confirm the constitutional future of British Guiana. Publicly Britain encouraged the country's Prime Minister Dr Cheddi Jagan – who had been fairly elected in 1961 – and the leader of the opposition, Linden Forbes Burnham, to agree terms for independence. However, documents reveal that, behind the scenes, the British were working to a different outcome – to ensure that agreement was never reached.

The British, under pressure from the Kennedy administration which feared Dr Jagan's Marxist leanings, were determined that he would not lead the country to independence. To this end they suggested a form of proportional representation in forthcoming elections, knowing full well that Dr Jagan would not agree to these terms as they would favour his rival. When the conference ended in deadlock, as the British hoped it would, proportional representation was duly implemented and the following year Dr Jagan was ousted, much to the relief of the superpowers.

Mike talks to historians, eyewitnesses and Guyanese commentators to discover how democracy itself was destroyed in British Guiana and to examine the legacy of those shady days in today's modern Guyana.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
6.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman is joined by Dave Vitty for 5 Live Sport's Commentary Selection Box, reliving the best bits of sporting radio commentary from the BBC archive and taking listeners' requests for their favourite moments.

From 7pm Mark is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club to discuss the latest big footballing issues.

Dave Vitty returns at 9.30pm to join Mark for Football Express, a quick-fire comic look at the weekend's action.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Danny Garlick

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the final day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan comes live from Lord's with the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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BBC 6 MUSIC'S DO IT YOURSELF WEEKEND
Twelve Hour Takeover

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00am-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music hands over the station to listeners across August Bank Holiday with its very own Do It Yourself Weekend, giving listeners a chance to be a DJ and choose the playlist from the comfort of their own home.

The finale of the DIY Weekend is a 12-hour takeover on Bank Holiday Monday, starting with Shaun Keaveny's Breakfast Show at 7am and running right through the day.

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Mark Jones – Back To The Phuture

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Record company boss and electronic music enthusiast Mark Jones continues his series exploring the roots of synthesised music. In tonight's show Mark looks at the explosion of electronic music in New York during the Eighties, playing tracks by Afrika Bambaataa, Hashim and Shannon alongside contemporary NYC tunes by Holy Ghost and LCD Soundsystem.

In the second hour of the show, Mark is joined by Arthur Baker, producer and pivotal figure in the NYC electro scene, to discuss his musical influences. Best known in the UK for his work with New Order, Arthur was a club DJ in Boston before moving to New York in 1981 and becoming involved in the music scene there. He went on to produce Afrika Bambaataa's seminal tune Planet Rock, have a No. 1 single with Rockers Revenge, Walking On Sunshine, and reinvigorate the career of British jazz-funk band Freeez with his production on their worldwide hit IOU. Arthur tells Mark about life in New York during that time and plays the music which inspired his production work, including tracks by The Undisputed Truth, Kraftwerk and David Bowie.

In the final hour of the show, there's a guest mix from up-and-coming New York-based artist Penguin Prison, whose debut album fusing electronic production with pop melodies is out at the end of the year.

Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else

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The Complete Mercurys – Paul Weller

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Paul Weller present tracks from his Mercury nominated album Wake Up The Nation. This is Paul's 10th solo album and was released in April this year. The record features My Bloody Valentine's Keith Shields and marks the first time that Paul has worked with former Jam band member Bruce Foxton since the band split in 1982.

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Ameet Chana On The Tommy Sandhu Show

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00-10.00am BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Ameet Chana sits in for Tommy Sandhu on the Breakfast Show.

Ameet kicks off BBC Asian Network's celebration of Eighties music. The decade was full of Bollywood hits, such as Mr India, Naseeb and Qurbania. Listeners can go back in time to British Bhangra bands such as Alaap and Heera, who were joined by Achanak, Pardesi and The Sahotas.

Listeners are invited to tune in for the best in Eighties music and memories of the decade throughout the day on BBC Asian Network.

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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Tuesday 31 August 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 31 August
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future, each Tuesday night.

This week, piano and synthesiser pioneer and singer George Duke, who has worked with a range of artists including Frank Zappa, talks about his life and music. George looks back over his career and talks about the influence that Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Miles Davis had on his tastes as well as the different styles he likes to explore when creating music.

Also this week, Jamie selects another jazz session gem from the BBC archives. Previous session gems have included Duke Ellington, the John Surman Octet, Tubby Hayes and Oscar Peterson.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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Happy Campers – The Story Of Britain's Holiday Camps

Tuesday 31 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Billy Butlin was, in many ways, a man before his time. In the Thirties, he introduced Butlins Holiday Camps providing "a week's holiday for a week's pay" for cash-strapped Brits. In Happy Campers – The Story Of Britain's Holiday Camps, Liza Tarbuck pays tribute to the camps and hears from some of their most famous graduates, including Johnny Ball, Russell Grant, Alvin Stardust and even Status Quo.

Holiday camps are often sneered at, yet one in four Brits have been to one and they've served as a vital training ground for some of the nation's best-loved entertainers. Butlins came first, serving up to one million holidaymakers a year and acting as the birthplace of the legendary Redcoats. These iconic hosts were later reinterpreted as Bluecoats by Pontins and Yellowcoats in the BBC holiday camp parody Hi-De-Hi!

Famous former holiday campers include Des O'Connor, Shane Richie, Bobby Davro, Dave Allen, Johnny Ball and Isla St Clair and, right now, the entertainment stars of the future may well be trying to carve out a reputation on the same stages.

Liza takes in a trip to sunny Bognor, wanders through the archives and relates some unforgettable holiday camp experiences from those who know them best.

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 61 – Glyndebourne Festival Opera: Hansel And Gretel

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 31 August
7.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Martin Handley introduces Humperdinck's Hansel And Gretel, which adds layers of psychological penetration to Grimm's fairytale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night. The performance blends styles, from the fairy music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner; this is children's opera for grown-ups.

The interval features a unique Twenty Minutes recorded at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival. Ian McMillan is joined by Anne Fine, former Children's Laureate, and well-known child psychotherapist Margaret Rustin to discuss the manifold and sometimes unexpected themes of the Grimm Brothers' Hansel And Gretel.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Clive Portbury

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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What's The Point Of ... The Public Library Ep 3/4

Tuesday 31 August
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Quentin Letts considers the threats posed by Google and austerity to public libraries and asks whether people are losing sight of their original purpose.

Public libraries have come a long way since Manchester opened the first in the 1850s. Gleaming new buildings have opened in Newcastle, Whitechapel and Brighton but more than 80 other libraries have been closed in the last five years and the prospect of public spending cuts suggests there could be more.

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, campaigner Tim Coates and arts minister Edward Vaizey join Quentin as he asks: what's the point of the public library?

Presenter/Quentin Letts, Producer/Rosemary Dawson for the BBC

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Saving Species Ep 1/23

New series
Tuesday 31 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Brett Westwood returns with the latest stories about wildlife conservation from around the world.

Saving Species has made some special features about past abundance of animals and plants in the British landscape and this week's programme details listeners' memories of swifts.

Swifts are often seen as the bird of the towns and cities. They are heading south to Africa but today's programme reminds listeners of that late summer spectacle in the UK as they group up in the sky grabbing their last meal before heading south.

Presenter/Brett Westwood, Producers/Sheena Duncan and Julian Hector for the BBC

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Serbian Trumpets

Tuesday 31 August
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Composer and musician Llywelyn Ap Myrddin presents an exploration of Balkan trumpet music, celebrated at the Guca Festival in Serbia.

The 50th Guca Trumpet Festival, officially the Dragacevo Trumpet Festival in the heart of rural Serbia, attracts Roma and Serb trumpeters.

It is only 10 years since the fall of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević and it is still a vivid memory in the minds and lives of people in the region. Festival organiser Ilija Stankovic says: "The international feeling of unhappiness has been replaced by more positive feelings about this country. During the Milošević era some of the music was used as a political symbol of nationalism. It was manipulated. Even before that, during the 50 years of Tito, bands were pressured to play marches." Stankovic is adamant now that this is the people's festival and, although Serbian ministers attend the formal prize-giving, he refuses to allow any political speeches.

Music is centre stage and the programme features the great Roma trumpet player Boban Markovic, famous worldwide for his music in Emir Kusturica's films, along with Leonidas Antonopoulos and others.

Presenter/Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, Producer/Kate Bland for Just Radio

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Afternoon Play – Pilgrim Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 31 August
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Cursed with immortality, Pilgrim is forced to walk forever between the world of humans and the world of Faerie.

In the first of four fantasy adventures by Sebastian Baczkiewic, Pilgrim comes to Skaymer, a seaside town in Norfolk, to investigate the strange appearance of a young man believed to have drowned in the great flood of 1757.

Paul Hilton plays William Palmer, the man cursed by the Faerie Lord and condemned forever to the walk between the ordinary and the Faerie worlds, Claire Price plays Helen, Judy Parfitt plays Doris, William Gaunt plays Zach, Luke Treadaway plays Aaron, Rachael Spence plays Freya, Jude Akuwudike plays Hendry and Sally Orrock plays Mrs Squires.

Producer/Marc Beeby for the BBC

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Making History Ep 1/9

New series
Tuesday 31 August
3.00-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Vanessa Collingridge follows up more questions and research sent in by listeners that help in the understanding of some of the bigger stories from the past.

The first of this nine-part series travels back to 16th-century Warwickshire and the weeks after the birth of world-famous playwright William Shakespeare, to find out why his mother didn't attend his christening and ask what this says about the place of women and their role in the family at this time.

In Derbyshire, Vanessa picks up on a remarkable story unearthed by the Antiques Roadshow team as part of the A History Of The World project when they visited Chatsworth House recently: an octogenarian who can proudly claim to be the man that introduced Colonel John Hunt and Edmund Hillary to the now-famous Sherpa Tenzing.

Presenter/Vanessa Collingridge,
Producer/Nick Patrick for Pier Productions Limited

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Foster Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 31 August to Thursday 2 September
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Foster is a heartbreaking, haunting story of childhood, loss and love by one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers.

A small girl is sent to live with her mother's people on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. Then a secret is revealed and, suddenly, she realises how fragile her idyll is.

Written by Claire Keegan, Foster is read by Evanna Lynch and abridged by Neville Taylor.

Producer/Heather Larmour for the BBC

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Great Lives Ep 5/9

Tuesday 31 August
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Eleanor Bron chooses French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil in this edition of Great Lives.

Weil is remembered chiefly these days for her writings and the controversy over whether she starved herself to death, at the age of 34. But for Eleanor she remains the supreme example of someone who lived her life according to her ideals.

Born in 1909 in Paris, Weil chose to work in factories, volunteered for the anarchist militia in the Spanish Civil War, and tried to persuade General de Gaulle, in the Second World War, to parachute nurses onto the frontline. She seemed permanently compelled to identify with suffering, argues Eleanor. Welsh poet Grahame Davies, who based his first novel on Weil's life, largely agrees.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Miles Warde for the BBC

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Nick Mohammed In Bits Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 31 August
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

There's been a robbery, and character comedian Nick Mohammed takes statements from unhappy couple Colin Hoult and Anna Crilly, in the first episode of a new series.

In Bits is a series of character pieces showcasing the best of Nick's idiosyncratic characters in a series of one-off comic plays.

Presenter/Nick Mohammed, Producer/Victoria Lloyd for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 31 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 31 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news and, from 7.30pm, is joined by special guests for Club, Sweat And Tears, examining why anyone would want to own a football club.

At 9pm, 5 Live Tennis has action from the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Patrick Nathanson

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 31 August 2010
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Nemone

Tuesday 31 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In anticipation of BBC 6 Music's coverage of this year's Mercury Prize, Villagers handpick the tracks for this week's Lunchtime Playlist.

Villagers became the first Irish band to be signed to prestigious independent label Domino Records last year, after releasing an EP and 7-inch single on Dublin's Any Other City label. Last April, lead vocalist Connor O'Brien was ranked at No. 6 on The Ticket's 50 Best Irish Music Acts Right Now poll. His debut album with the band, Becoming A Jackal, is in the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize.

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 31 August
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Live in session tonight from London is Tame Impala, playing tracks from their recently released debut album Inner Speaker. Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Dom Simper and Jay Watson. Kevin and Dom grew up together in Perth and as Jay moved to Perth with another band they poached him. They're returning to the UK from the USA where they've been tour support for the darlings of the Brooklyn music scene, MGMT.

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 31 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe introduces archive concert tracks from The Faces and Guided By Voices from The Paris Theatre and Reading Festival respectively. Tonight's programme also features sessions from Eighties Brit punks The Stupids, acoustic prog rock affiliates the Third Ear Band, Home Counties shoegazers Revolver and Cate le Bon.

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The Complete Mercurys – Corinne Bailey Rae

Tuesday 31 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Corinne Bailey Rae present tracks from her Mercury nominated album The Sea. This is Corinne's second album and was recorded in her home town of Leeds, Manchester and Los Angeles. Released in February this year it has been a Top 10 album in both the UK and US and features the singles Paris Nights/New York Mornings and I'd Do It All Again.

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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Wednesday 1 September 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 1 September 2010
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Remembering Elvis... With Priscilla Presley

Wednesday 1 September
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Bill Kenwright interviews Priscilla Presley in the year that the king of rock 'n' roll would have turned 75.

Priscilla will also appear in Elvis Forever, BBC Radio 2's concert celebrating the music of Elvis Presley, which comes live from London's Hyde Park on Sunday 12 September.

Born into an army family in New York, Priscilla went to high school in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where she met her future husband, Elvis Presley. Although Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973, they remained close until his tragic and untimely death.

Priscilla's acting work includes Dallas and the box office smash-hit Naked Gun trilogy, as well as guest roles in Spin City and Melrose Place. In 1987, her book Elvis And Me spent six weeks in the No. 1 spot in The New York Times bestseller list before being adapted as a television mini-series. A successful businesswoman in her own right, Priscilla now runs her own perfumery and jewellery company, sits on the board of directors for MGM and is developing a stage play based on her life, from the perspective of a teenage girl thrust onto the global stage through her relationship with one of the most famous men in the world.

Presenter/Bill Kenwright, Producer/Lewis Carnie for the BBC

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 62 – Bruckner's Ninth Symphony

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 1 September
7.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Suzy Klein introduces the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Suzy Klein introduces the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

Suzy Klein welcomes the last of the BBC Proms' youth orchestras for this season. The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded 25 years ago by Claudio Abbado and nowadays chooses from among the world's leading conductors for its tours. It returns here under veteran Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt, who has made something of a speciality of the music of Hindemith and Bruckner.

The concert features symphonies by both composers: Mathis der Maler, the orchestral work that Hindemith based on his opera about Mathis the painter; and Bruckner's final, unfinished masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in D minor.

Between these two pieces, leading German baritone Christian Gerhaher sings Mahler's youthful Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen (Songs Of A Wayfarer), telling of a young man's unrequited love.

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/Mark Lowther

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 1 September 2010
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Fry's English Delight Ep 4/4

Wednesday 1 September
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Stephen Fry investigates what the English language will be like in 200 years time in Future Conditional, the final episode of his series exploring the highways and byways of English.

As English continues to grow and spread around the world, the influences of the places where the language has been adopted are being re-imported. This continual process means that some of the changes in the way people use language can be predicted. Dr David Crystal, a world authority, thinks that the sound "th" might disappear, the very rhythms of speech might change, and that vocabulary certainly will.

The other huge influence on the way English will change relates to technology. This episode features computer programmes that "read" text. The London School of Economics employs a computer programme to read text in the service of research. So computers will, in some sense, join the swelling billions who use English.

Professor Margaret Boden, a leader in the field, is doubtful that computers will ever "understand" English well enough for them to read and comprehend a novel. She and Microsoft search engineer, Ron Kaplan, discuss a test for computers, in the shape of this sentence: "Is the duck ready to eat?"

Nobody knows exactly how English will change, or whether people might, as time travellers, recognise it 200 years hence; however, following Stephen as he speculates about it is endless fun.

Presenter/Stephen Fry, Producer/Nick Baker for Testbed Productions

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Head To Head Ep 4/4

Wednesday 1 September
9.30-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Two leading black activists clash at the height of the Civil Rights movement in 1963 in the final passionate broadcast debate from the archives revisited by Edward Stourton.

It was summer 1963 when radical Muslim Malcolm X met mainstream campaigner James Farmer. They were fired up by the same ideals but were divided on how to achieve them. Malcolm X demanded the creation of an all-black nation, by violent means if necessary. Farmer believed in de-segregation through peaceful protest and the law – using the US constitution to fulfil its promise of an America free for all men.

Whether segregation still exists today is up for question. In the studio dissecting the debate are author Bonnie Greer, who was a teenager in Sixties Chicago, and Dr Stephen Tuck, lecturer in American Studies at Oxford University.

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Case Study Ep 4/4

Wednesday 1 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Claudia Hammond revisits the final classic case study, in this current series, that helped advance psychological research.

Dora was the pseudonym Sigmund Freud gave to the teenage girl who claimed that her father had offered her to his friend in exchange for the continued sexual favours of the friend's wife. Freud used this, his first case history, to show how the interpretation of dreams could be used in analysis, and to illustrate his new theory of infant sexuality and to explain transference. Although Freud said he believed Dora's account of the adults' love triangle, Dora ended the analysis after just 11 weeks. Freud wrote up his account immediately, but didn't publish it until 1905, as Fragment Of An Analysis Of A Case Of Hysteria.

In the Seventies the case was taken up by feminists to discredit Freud's theories. Claire Pajaczkowska made a film about it: Dora – A Case Of Mistaken Identity. Claire talks to Claudia in the Freud Museum, Sigmund Freud's former London home.

American psychoanalyst Karin Ahbel-Rappe asserts that Dora, a vulnerable teenager, was badly let down by Freud. So does Anthony Stadlen, a psychotherapist who has researched the real people behind the pseudonyms in Freud's case histories. Dora was in fact Ida Bauer, later Ida Adler, and the image of the self-obsessed hysteric, perpetuated by Freud and his followers, was apparently untrue.

Janet Sayers, professor of psychoanalytic psychology at the University of Kent, and Michael Billig, professor of social science at Loughborough University, also feature in the programme.

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Afternoon Play – The Great Swim

Wednesday 1 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the "Roaring Twenties" the world was changing at an electric pace. In science, commerce and art, everything seemed possible and the challenges were there to be confronted. By 1926, only five men had ever conquered the English Channel, and the race to become the first woman to swim the Channel captivated two continents. Many doubted that a woman could do it.

Gavin Mortimer's drama, starring Madeleine Potter and Emily Bruni, tells the story of a remarkable attempt.

Gertrude Ederle, a brilliant young swimmer, was the 19-year-old daughter of a German migrant to the United States. Her father, Henry Ederle, ran a successful butcher's business in New York. Ederle's cross-channel swim was sponsored by the New York Daily News.

The News sent a crime reporter, Julia Harpman, to accompany the swimmer and cover the story and this drama is told through Julia's eyes.

Madeleine Potter stars as Julia Harpman, Emily Bruni as Trudy Ederle, Samantha Dakin as Lillian Cannon, Philip Jackson as Bill Burgess/Rutherford, Nathan Nolan as Arthur Sorensen, Sam Dale as Joe Costa/Frank Pegler/Williams and Nathan Osgood as Henry "Pop" Ederle/Abbot.

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What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else Ep 1/4

New series
Wednesday 1 September
11.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Stand-up comedian Andrew Lawrence examines the difficulties of fitting in and being normal.

What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else is a series of short comedic monologues for BBC Radio 4 written and performed by Andrew, taking a light-hearted look at various aspects of conventional living and the pressure people feel to conform to social norms and ideals.

The series is recorded in front of an audience – the first two episodes at south London comedy club Up The Creek, and the final two at the Edinburgh Festival.

In this first episode, Andrew examines the effort people put into their personal appearance and the pressure they feel to look good.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 1 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 1 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Russell Fuller has the latest sports news and reaction, while from 7.30pm, former England rugby union international and World Cup winner Matt Dawson is joined by guests for a special live show from Bath previewing the 2010/11 rugby union season.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 1 September 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 1 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by Montreal band Stars for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. The five-piece, who also regularly feature as part of Canada's brilliant indie super-group Broken Social Scene, released their fifth album, The Five Ghosts, in July to considerable acclaim and join Lauren today before heading off on a short European tour.

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Marc Riley

Wednesday 1 September
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Live in session tonight are the one and only Johnny Flynn And The Sussex Wit. Barnacled Warship, the second single from Johnny Flynn's acclaimed album Been Listening, was released earlier this month. The animated video to accompany the single is directed by Christian DeVita, lead storyboard artist on Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox and Tim Burton's forthcoming Frankenweenie. The Sussex Wit are Adam Beach, Joe Zeitlin, David Beauchamp, James Mathe and Lillie Flynn.

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 1 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe treats listeners to archive concert tracks from Björk at Manchester 1993 and Love legend Arthur Lee at Glastonbury a decade later; plus sessions from Robert Lloyd's Birmingham punks The Nightingales, grungelite Portland trio Pond, classic hippy folk from Pentangle and the prolific and varied Chicagoan Jim O'Rourke.

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The Complete Mercurys – Mumford & Sons

Wednesday 1 September
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Mumford & Sons present tracks from their Mercury nominated album Sigh No More – the west London four-piece's debut album, which has sold more than half a million copies to date. It's produced by Markus Dravas, who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Björk and Coldplay, and features the singles Little Lion Man and Winter Winds.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 1 September 2010
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Heart And Soul – Christianity In China Ep 2/2

Wednesday 1 September
12.30-1.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Christopher Landau continues his examination of the impact officially sanctioned Christianity is having in China.

In this second episode, he looks at how the Chinese government benefits from the social work carried out by Christian churches, and meets employees at a factory run on Christian principles.

He also hears from a 93-year-old Catholic bishop who has some surprisingly forthright messages for the Vatican, and finds out how Catholics manage to tread the fine line between being loyal Chinese citizens and loyal Catholics.

With several Christian denominations experiencing enormous and unexpected growth, what influence is Christianity likely to have on the future of China?

Presenter/Christopher Landau

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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Thursday 2 September 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 2 September 2010
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Listen To The Band

Thursday 2 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Looking ahead to this weekend's 158th Open Championship, Frank Renton presents a programme first heard eight years ago that celebrated its 150th anniversary, along with the 100th anniversary of one of our greatest cornet players and conductors whose family have run the event with distinction for many years – Harry Mortimer. The concert took place in Birmingham's Symphony Hall and featured several top bands, including Black Dyke, Cory and Harry's own Fairey Band.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 2 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 63 – Pictures At An Exhibition:
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 2 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Louise Fryer introduces François-Xavier Roth, the French-born associate conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who directs a mainly French-flavoured programme, beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's arrangements of traditional folk songs.

This is followed by Lignes de fuite by Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon. The title of this new work translates as "lines of flight" and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

The concert ends with a rarely heard version of Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by the founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood. During the interval, Ian McMillan joins an audience at the Royal College of Music to discuss poetry about music with poets Jo Shapcott and David Harsent.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Tim Thorne

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 64 – Early Opera Company

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 2 September
10.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Tom Service introduces the Early Opera Company and its conductor Christian Curnyn, who perform three works by composers born in 1710 and who straddled the divide between the baroque and classical styles.

Thomas Arne was the leading figure in London in his day, and his symphonies show off the latest trends in taste and refinement. JS Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, showed great promise, but had a disappointingly uneven career, although his music forged a new path. Pergolesi's Stabat mater, a work of great lyrical beauty, is still as popular today as it was in the composer's tragically short lifetime.

Presenter/Tom Service

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 2 September 2010
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The Choice Ep 4/4

Thursday 2 September
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

In the final programme of the series, Michael Buerk talks to Frank Evans, a butcher's boy from Salford who dreamt of becoming a bullfighter after a holiday in Spain.

The decision to become a matador meant that he had to fight his way into one of the most dangerous and controversial sports in the world. It brought him ridicule and condemnation, as well as injuries in the ring and death threats out of it.

However, it was a choice he continued to make despite the fears of his wife and family and, eventually, poor health.

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Penguin, Puffin And The Paperback Revolution

Thursday 2 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books
Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books

Children's author Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books, which was founded 75 years ago by his father-in-law, Sir Allen Lane.

The idea for the publishing house came about when Allen was waiting for a train to take him from Exeter back to London. He went into a bookshop to look for something to read and all he found were badly produced, low-quality books with gaudy covers. He realised that there was a gap in the market for high-quality, well-designed paperbacks available to everyone at the price of a packet of cigarettes.

Michael grew up in a house that was especially full of Penguins and Puffins because his step-father, Jack Morpurgo, was one of the editors. He remembers being intimidated as a child when Allen Lane came over for dinner. When they met again, Michael was in his late teens and had fallen in love with Allen's eldest daughter, Clare. They decided to get married – something that Allen was not overjoyed about – and only seven years later Allen died of cancer, so Michael never really got to know his father-in-law and never understood what had motivated him.

In this programme, Michael delves into the Penguin archives and meets with family members and historians to uncover how Allen – who was not a literary man and left school at 16 – went on to revolutionise the publishing industry and change the way the nation reads. He explores the impact of Puffins, launched in 1940, on children's relationships with books, and he reflects on what Lane felt about the infamous Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960.

He also hears from Penguin authors Nick Hornby and Sue Townsend about what it feels like to be part of publishing history.

Presenter/Michael Morpurgo, Producer/Susie Warhurst for Unique Broadcasting Company

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 2 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 2 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has the latest sports news and is joined by special guests for an international football preview, looking ahead to tomorrow's opening round of qualifying matches for the 2012 European Championships, including England versus Bulgaria.

At 9pm, 5 Live Boxing has all the latest from the sport, and at 10pm The Ryder Cup Years continues with a look back at Tony Jacklin's years as European team captain, including Europe's first victory for 28 years in 1985 and their first ever victory in America in 1987.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 2 September 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Thursday 2 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by Eels for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. Remarkably, Mark Everett's Eels are now on to their ninth official album and still going strong. The band's new album, Tomorrow Morning, is released in August and completes the trilogy of records Eels set out to make in quick succession, swiftly following Hombre Lobo and End Times.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Steve Lamacq's Roundtable

Thursday 2 September
6.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Ahead of next week's Mercury Prize, Steve Lamacq welcomes La Roux, one of last year's finalists, to Roundtable. Nominated last year for their self-titled debut album, La Roux's singer Elly Jackson joins Roundtable this week to look back at last year's Mercury Prize and give her views on who might be in with a shout for this year's title.

Also passing their views on this week's new releases are Q magazine editor Paul Rees and BBC Radio 1's Bethan Elfyn. Listeners can join in via the BBC 6 Music website.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 2 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive concert tracks from Genesis (1978) and José González (2008). There are also classic sessions from Wigan janglers The Railway Children, Brighton punks Peter And The Test Tube Babies, shouty Minneapolis girl trio Babes In Toyland, and London indie-proggers Sian Alice Group.

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The Complete Mercurys – Laura Marling

Thursday 2 September
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Music news journalist Sinead Garvan looks at Laura Marling's Mercury Prize-nominated album I Speak Because I Can. It's her second album and was recorded in part at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with producer Ethan Jones. The top five album includes the singles Goodbye England (Covered In Snow), Devil's Spoke and Rambling Man.

Presenter/Sinead Garvan, Producer/Julie Cullen

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BBC RADIO 1 Friday 3 September 2010
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Judge Jules

Friday 3 September
11.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 1

Judge Jules presents some exclusive mixes by superstar DJs Ferry Corsten and Armin Van Buuren, recorded live by BBC Radio 1 from dance music festival Creamfields.

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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 3 September 2010
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BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize – Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 3 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Penny Smith hosts the grand final of BBC Radio 2's Kiri Prize – a search for a new opera voice for the future.

In the concert, recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre, Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra as the five finalists battle it out to sing at this year's BBC Proms In The Park.

Their performances are judged by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, mezzo-soprano Anne Howells, renowned conductor Robin Stapleton and director John Cox.

The winner of tonight's Radio 2 Kiri Prize will perform with Dame Kiri at BBC Proms In The Park in London's Hyde Park, on Saturday 11 September, and will be given the opportunity to attend a three-week residential course at the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia in Italy.

The finalists include Cardiff-based soprano Gwawr Edwards and tenor Alexander Grove, from Cheshire.

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 3 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 65 – Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 3 September
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmoniker

Andrew MacGregor presents Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin Philharmoniker, who bring a feast of Austro-German classics to the BBC Proms.

In this, the first of two concerts over successive nights, they begin with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler – the youthful, precocious piece with which Mahler launched his symphonic odyssey, and Beethoven's punchy Fourth Symphony, a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces.

In another Proms Literary Festival event, recorded at the Royal College of Music, Philip Kerr, the best-selling author of the Berlin Noir trilogy, joins presenter Ann McElvoy to discuss writing inspired by the city of Berlin – especially the influence of Berlin on British writers.

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 3 September 2010
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The Pope's Visit 2010 – God's Ambassador Ep 1/2

New series
Friday 3 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Ruth Mcdonald follows ambassador Francis Campbell and the Holy See as they prepare for the Pope's visit to the UK – the first state visit by the head of the Catholic Church to this country in this two-part series.

When Francis Campbell went to see his careers advisor to find out about becoming a diplomat, he was told that the Foreign Office didn't recruit in Northern Ireland; that was the Eighties and things are quite different now.

Francis was the first Catholic to be appointed to the role of ambassador to the Holy See since the Reformation and he's been in the Vatican since 2005.

The Holy See might be one of the smallest British Embassies but Francis is quick to point out the international scope of his team.

He also talks to Ruth about the day he had to apologise to the Vatican after the leaked memo from the Foreign Office became front-page news around the world.

Francis's memories of the Pope's visit to Ireland in 1979 mean he knows just what a papal visit can mean to the Catholic community in the UK. He himself started training for the priesthood, although his interest in politics won out, and he dropped out of seminary.

A strong faith is behind his enthusiasm and drive for this papal visit – an enthusiasm that doesn't wane, even though the media focus on the visit so far has been on cost and clerical abuse.

Ruth travels between London, Rome and Birmingham, as she trails Francis and the team in Whitehall and the Vatican.

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Afternoon Play – Big Pies

Friday 3 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

George Costigan, Katy Wix, Steffan Rhodri, Richard Nichols and Claire Cage star in Big Pies, a romantic comedy about two lonely people, a night school and many white lies, written by award-winning stage and screen dramatist Gill Adams.

Ron runs a successful chippy. But, when his wife dies, he loses his heart and half his custom. He is fed up at being nagged by best friend Keith about his soggy batter and lack of interest in romance. Elaine is trapped at home caring for her irascible dad – stuck in Yorkshire, she'd much rather be back in Wales. She feels her failure at school holds her back and her dad doesn't exactly help her self esteem.

Goaded into action, both Ron and Elaine reluctantly sign on at a local night school.

One night, during a break, Ron bumps into Elaine – and sparks immediately fly. Neither is prepared to admit why they are at night school, so they make up elaborate lies about what they are studying. Over the weeks, attracted to each other, but in denial, their deception sees them involved in increasingly complicated situations. When the end of term concert is announced, Ron realises he will have to come clean – he is a widower but not really a stand-up comedian – and Elaine isn't really a belly dancer!

The cast stars George Costigan as Ron, Katy Wix as Elaine, Steffan Rhodri as Dad, Richard Nichols as Keith and Claire Cage as Linda.

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Chain Reaction Ep 4/6

Friday 3 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The tag-team talk show continues as last week's guest, Ruby Wax, takes the microphone to interview the man who is one of the voices of The Simpsons, Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls and a political satirist: Harry Shearer.

Ruby asks Harry to delve into some of his Simpsons characters, where he found the inspiration for Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap and who his favourite political target has been over the years.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 3 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 3 September
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents live coverage of the opening round of qualifying matches for the 2012 European Championships.

At 8pm, there's commentary of England versus Bulgaria, live from Wembley, plus regular updates from the night's other games, including Lithuania versus Scotland, Montenegro versus Wales and Slovenia versus Northern Ireland.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 3 September 2010
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Rugby League

Friday 3 September
7.55-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on one of the night's top matches in the Super League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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